Alice Pasquini’s last mural in Melbourne, Australia is titled “Per L’Australia / Passenger.” The mural was painted on the facade of the Museo Italiano in Carlton.
Of the wall, Alice shares that:
“The mural is dedicated to the history of Italian emigration to Australia, inspired by the works of the Italian Museum collection and documentation of the Italian Historical Society. A representation of the journey as an opening of possibilities, but also as a challenge to themselves and to their own identity. The traveler, conquering their own growth, discovers their deepest essence, through the expansion of their horizons. The elaboration of the memory of the trip is also a metaphor for development, a tool to bring out the sense of the inner and outer journey.
The wall is also personal to me, as I myself have family living in Australia. I think that in our current times, it’s essential to remember that we all come from somewhere. Tracing a line through our ancestry, almost everyone has at least one relative who was a passenger at one point in time. We must remember this and the struggles they must have faced, and recall that empathy, compassion, and knowledge lead to growth.”
The CO.AS.IT CEO Giancarlo Martini-Piovano said, “When Ms. Pasquini approached us with the proposal of a mural which would represent the story of the Italian migration to Australia we were enthusiastic and felt privileged. Her work will be an icon in the centre of Carlton and we are very pleased to transfer her gift to Carlton and the Victoria Community.” The President of CO.AS.IT Ms Rhonda Barro, together with the Board, fully endorsed thE project.
You can also many of Alice’s works from her personal profile, here.
You may consider a modest donation — however much you can afford, when it comes from the heart, it’s the kind of gesture that makes us warm with appreciation.